Cars, airplanes, bicycles, furniture, glasses, pianos, robots... German designer Luigi Colani drew all of these. And he did it with a style of his own, based on vibrating curves that strongly evoke animal and vegetable shapes, which he called biodynamic lines. Colani started out by studying sculpture, afterwards aerodynamics and, finally, new materials, which seems to explain most of his style. Besides, every project he creates shows a very strong image, even megalomaniac, that makes them unmistakable. It's interesting to see how these characteristics are displayed in small objects, such as cameras, an important part of the famous designer's production.
Most of his proposals were developed for the Japanese brand Canon, in the mid-80s. Curiously enough, the lines created by Colani were not very well accepted at the time, even though they would become a reference in the so-called cutting-edge design, a few years later. Some models are extremely bold and exuberant, such as the Super C.Bio, the Frog or the Homic, a video camera with the screen and the lens in the same axis and with the flash placed inside the objective itself.
Canon Super C.Bio
Canon Homic (HOrizontal Memory Integral storobo Camera)
Recently, he had the chance to draw a line of accessories for the renown Zeiss. At the age of 80, Colani remains true to his style...